Sasha paid her first visit to the Head's Office today.
I'd like to think it would be her last, but as sure as I am that Tamsin will never have to go to the Head's Office (OK so I'm touching wood here just in case!), is as sure as I am that Sasha will be treated to another office trip soon enough in her school career.
It's all fine, kind of. In that, yes, it was a trip for disobedience rather than a treat, but it all seemed to be handled very well by the class teacher. Sasha was just having a day where she definitely did not want to participate in any of the activities on offer, even though non-participation isn't really an option. She got to the point where she was just lying on the floor and I think an assistant had to physically lift her to then walk to the main building to see the Head Teacher with her.
The thing is, I could tell straight away from the teacher's description of the day that this wasn't Sasha being distressed or having a meltdown; she was just being obstreperous (oooh, big word!). I still can't go as far as calling it naughty, because Sasha wasn't really aware in those moments that she was being naughty. She can't explain why she was sent to the Head's Office and so it doesn't really mean a lot to her. I think she does know that you get a warning card or see the Head if you are naughty, but there's no awareness that that actually applies to her!